Tottenham Hotspur are targeting a double Brazilian signing of Gabriel Jesus and Gleison Bremer, but a report has revealed which clubs each player is more likely to join.
It could be a big summer in the transfer window for Tottenham. After they secured the return of Champions League football, they now need signings to appease Antonio Conte. And it appears they are willing to spend.
Reports have recently claimed at least six signings could arrive at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the summer. It would give Conte a chance of pushing on even further.
Two of the roles he wants to strengthen are at centre-back and centre-forward. On Spurs’ shortlist for each position are Bremer and Jesus respectively.
Bremer has built up quite the reputation thanks to his performances in Serie A for Torino. He is now ready for the leap to a bigger club.
Jesus, meanwhile, is a household name for Premier League fans thanks to his exploits for Manchester City over the past five-and-a-half seasons. But he could leave them as his contract enters its final year.
Tottenham would welcome either to their squad if the prices are right. Bremer has experience playing in a back three for Torino, just like the system Conte uses for Spurs.
As for Jesus, he would be a useful option alongside or in reserve to leading centre-forward Harry Kane.
However, Globo Esporte have since revealed Tottenham are playing catch-up in both pursuits.
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When it comes to Bremer, the current favourites to complete the transfer are Conte’s former club Inter Milan. They still use a similar system under his successor Simone Inzaghi.
Inter are considering adding Bremer and sacrificing Alessandro Bastoni – who has been linked with a few Premier League suitors – to be more economical.
He would then play alongside Stefan de Vrij and Milan Skriniar in their back three.
In terms of Jesus, the suitor that may beat Tottenham to his signature would be even more of a blow. Their north London rivals Arsenal are closest to winning that particular race.
Tottenham might have to turn attention away from Jesus and Bremer
Arsenal arguably have more of a need for a striker than Spurs do. Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah will likely leave the club next month. Jesus could therefore be their main man, whereas for Spurs he would still be second in command to Kane.
It is easy to see why he may appeal to Tottenham but they may have to look for someone more willing to be a backup.
As for the defence, if Bremer is out of their grasp, they will have to consider other options. In that region, though, they are probably looking for more of a starter, as the 25-year-old would be.
It will certainly be interesting to see how Tottenham allocate their transfer funds in the coming months.